Hey, teachers! It’s almost the end of the year for most of you and I know you can almost taste the saltiness of the beach air and the sweetness of a piña colada!
The summer is a time when you hopefully get to relax, let loose, and have fun!
But, it’s also a time when you can recharge your teaching passion and fill your teacher cup with new strategies to make next year a bit easier.
So I wanted to let you know about an opportunity to do just that!
Greg and Jason from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard are hosting an amazing virtual teaching conference this summer, ELEVATE 2022.
Read for information on this must-attend event and enter at the bottom of this post for your chance to win a free ticket!
What’s included with the ELEVATE conference ticket?
With your ticket (which you can grab here), you’ll have 90-day access to all of the awesome content below, beginning on June 1st!
Start with these 3 amazing keynote speakers:
- Gerry Brooks
- Mr. D
- Lisa Dunnigan from The Wright Stuff Chics
Then, watch almost 30 sessions, including:
- Writing Workshop
- Science of Reading
- Small-group Reading
- Literacy Centers Management
- Math Centers
- Learning through Play
- Science & Social Studies
- Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners
- Incorporating Songs and Movement
- Using Picture Books Effectively
- Social-Emotional Learning
- Making a Safe Classroom Environment for ALL Students
- and so many more!
PLUS, your ticket enters you into giveaways with $10,000 in prizes AND gets you a Certificate for over 30 Contact Hours (check with your district to confirm if it can count for CEUs).
My Presentation: From Pictures to Sentences
Teaching writing in kindergarten and first grade is hard (and can even be downright scary). Many programs push kids to write words, sentences, and stories way too fast, without allowing students to tell their stories and messages through drawing.
I believe it’s important for students to see themselves as writers and know that they have valuable stories and messages to share with their readers.
Over my 17 years of teaching, I learned many strategies to help my emergent writers gain confidence and see themselves as writers no matter which writing stage they’re in. And I’m excited to share my tips and lessons with you in my workshop!
If teaching writing has been a struggle for you, you’re not sure how to start your Writing Workshop, or you’re simply looking for new strategies or lesson ideas to try, then you’ll definitely want to watch my presentation: From Pictures to Sentences.
In it, I guide you through 4 phases to help you launch your Writing Workshop and help take your students from drawing pictures to writing sentences with easy-to-implement lessons and ideas.
I share big ideas, tips, and lessons for each phase. And since I’ve always loved watching other teachers, I also model how I teach some of the lessons for you.
PLUS, I have an extra special free download, exclusively for ELEVATE conference attendees: a 60+page writing pack full of the lessons and resources for the 6 lessons I model in the workshop and bonus pre-writing activities!
Enter to win a free ticket!
We’d love for you to join us at the ELEVATE conference this year! With so many wonderful sessions, you are sure to get tons of “golden nuggets” to add to your teaching toolbox this upcoming year!
Want to be entered to win a free ticket? Just comment below with the topic you’re most excited to learn about and a winner will be chosen by May 30th. Share this post with your teacher friends so they can enter as well!
If you purchase a ticket and win, you’ll get reimbursed so don’t wait, get your ticket now!
Registration ends on May 31st and the fun starts on June 1st. See you soon!
**UPDATE** Thank you for all of your comments! The winner has been chosen and notified. Registration is now closed but we hope you join us at next year’s ELEVATE conference!